Lobo #1
(December 1965)

Dell, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [post-split]
Editing
Don Arneson
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Lobo was the first black character to have his own comic book. Like the Lone Ranger he is wealthy but instead of silver bullets he leaves behind gold coins with the imprint of a wolf and an L. Like Zorro and The Phantom he leaves behind his mark impressing his gold coin emblem on the forehead of criminals.

Keywords
Old West

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lobo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Arneson
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Branded for Life!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lobo
Keywords
gunfight; Old West; wanted poster

Indexer Notes

12-439-512

Lobo (Table of Contents: 1)

Lobo / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Arneson
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lobo
Synopsis
"Following the tragic war between the states thousands of ex-soldiers left the war-torn east and headed west. Cowboys came in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments... and they created all sorts of legends. Some were good, some were bad and some were indifferent. Whatever they were...Lobo could have been one of them"
Keywords
Old West

Lobo (Table of Contents: 2)

Lobo / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Don Arneson; Tony Tallarico (plot)
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lobo; Midnight (Lobo's horse); Ace; Smoker; Red Carson; Mr. Tompkins (prospector); Johnson
Synopsis
Lobo is a Union soldier who goes west after the Civil War ends. He hires as a ranch hand who gets wrongly blamed for killing the boss. He sets out to clear his name with good deeds. He saves a miner's life and the miner gives him his gold mine.
Keywords
cattle drive; Civil War; gold; Old West

Indexer Notes

I listed Lobo as the title because the character is actually un-named. He is dubbed Lobo the lone wolf by the men against him. He adopts the Lobo title and his real name is never revealed. It is very interesting that color is not mentioned in the story and people do not react to the fact that Lobo is black.

Story is comprised of six chapters. Part 1 "April, 1965" 4 pages; Part 2 "First Signs of Trouble....." 4 pages; Part 3 "On the Trail" 6 pages; Part 4 "The Brand Sticks" 6 pages; Part 5 "An Old "Friend"" 9 pages;
Part 6 "A Sad Ending" 3 pages.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Branded for Life!"]
    Lobo
  2. 1. Lobo
    Lobo
  3. 2. Lobo
    Lobo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Steven Rowe
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig